NTSB Identification: MKC85LA083.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27450.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 13, 1985 in MECHANICSVILLE, IA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2392N
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT ATTEMPTED A TAKEOFF FROM A SHORT, WET, SOFT, ALFALFA FIELD IN AN ACFT LOADED WITH TWO OCCURANTS AND APRX A FULL LOAD OF FUEL. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE AND A TREE AFTER USING THE AVAILABLE DISTANCE IN THE FLT ATTEMPT. PLT RECOMMENDED A MORE COMPREHENSIVE CHECK OF ACFT WT & BAL AND ALLOWANCES TO BE MADE FOR EXTRA TAKEOFF DISTANCE ON SOFT & ROUGH TERRAIN.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

PERFORMANCE DATA..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

AIRSPEED(VLOF)..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

CLIMB..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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